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How I Fill My Kindle On A Budget

Clearly I have not been shy about the fact that I love to read, right? I adore my Kindle. I named her Phoebe and she goes everywhere with me. I read a lot of books. I’m a very fast reader- a fact that used to drive my mother insane back when we used to take me to the library as a kid. She’d let me check out 10 books at a time and I’d be done in 3 days and begging her to take me back so I could get more. I can read a book a day even now with my busy life. I have insomnia and spend a lot of late nights reading to pass the time until I can fall asleep. But books are expensive and I do not have an unlimited book budget. Unfortunately. I have to find ways to fill my Kindle on a budget.




1.Search the Amazon bestsellers & hot new releases lists. You can find the Top 100 books in whichever genre you like to read. There’s a list for paid books and a list for free books. I find a lot of great books on the Top 100 free list. 


2. Utilize the Amazon Wish Lists. I have a limit of $3.99. I don’t pay more than that for any book. So any book I find that costs more I add to my wish list. Kindle books go on sale frequently so I check my wish list a few times a week to see if any of the books I’m wanting to read have been discounted. Sometimes the discount only lasts for 24 hours so you have to check frequently. 


3. Subscribe to Kindle Unlimited. I am in my 30 day free trial right now but I will definitely be continuing my subscription. It costs $9.99 a month and you can read a ton of books for free. There are a ton of great books that I’ve been waiting to read available in Kindle Unlimited. You can download 10 at a time and there are no due dates and no limits to how many you can read per month. This is a great option for me when I’ve reached my monthly limit on the book budget. 


4. Use your public library’s digital media collection. I check out a whole lot of books through the public library to read on my Kindle. On my library’s website there is a link to online media and I borrow via Overdrive. Every library’s collection is different but I read most of the new releases this way because they’re too expensive for me to buy until they go on sale- J.D. Robb, Janet Evanovich, Christine Feehan. 


5. Check Amazon’s Daily Deals. I’ve gotten a lot of great books at deep discounts. I signed up for the daily email which lets me see what books are on special that day. I recently got a $9.78 book for $1.99. 


6. Read Maryse’s blog on Tuesday’s and Friday’s. I love this book blog. I don’t remember how I found her but she is the only book blog I read these days. On Tuesday’s she posts a large list of the newest release books with links. On Friday’s she posts a big list of discounted books for the week. I’ve found a bunch of new authors through her blog and if I buy a book she has recommended I always buy directly from her link because I think she uses affiliate links and I appreciate the time and effort she puts into finding all the books. 


So those are the main ways I fill my Kindle with new books all the time. I’ve had several questions about how I afford all the books I read and I wanted to share my secrets.  Also- if you are an Amazon Prime member you can borrow a book from the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library every month. 


Happy Reading!



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